The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) seeks a Manager of the Multimodal Planning and Design team. The Manager of Multimodal Planning and Design will report to the Director of Projects and Partnerships and will manage a team of transportation planners charged with advancing the multimodal planning and design practice for the Boston Region MPO. This team will have a significant role in developing the Boston Region MPO’s Regional Safety Action Plan as part of the Safe Streets and Roads for All discretionary grant program, which has the goal of zero transportation-related deaths and fatalities. This position offers an opportunity to help shape a new and growing team, and to engage in regionally significant projects focused on safety and improving the movement of both people and goods.
Responsibilities will include the following:
- Supervise and mentor a team of transportation planners and program managers
- Lead the advancement of the multimodal planning and design practice area with a focus on a Complete Streets framework
- Contribute to the planning and development of the Boston Regions MPO’s Safety Action Plan
- Build a team environment, facilitate team meetings, manage budgets, and perform staff performance evaluations
- Develop annual resource plans, set quarterly outcomes and benchmarks, monitor progress, and ensure annual targets are met
- Review deliverables including technical documents, work plans, schedules, and project budgets
- Collaborate with the management and leadership team to provide input into agency operations and support implementation of the agency’s strategic plan
While the following sections describe required and desirable qualifications, candidates who believe that their particular experience and skills fulfill the requirements are encouraged to apply.
- A master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, engineering, business, or a related field, plus at least two years relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in the fields listed above, plus five years of relevant experience
- Strong multimodal transportation planning experience and familiarity with the Complete Streets framework
- Proven ability to manage projects and people
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability to present to a variety of audiences including the MPO board, elected officials, technical staff, and the public
- Ability to work collaboratively, manage concurrent streams of work, meet deadlines, and delegate tasks
- Strong organizational and analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative)
- Excellent writing skills and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
- Familiarity with one or more traffic analysis programs (e.g., Synchro, VISSIM, or HCS)
- Understanding of engineering principles and the systems engineering process
- Experience working with Asana or other related project management software
- Proficient with Deltek Vision or other resource planning software
- Familiarity with the Boston metropolitan region
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time position and the starting salary range is $90,000–$115,000 annually, contingent upon qualifications and experience. The agency offers excellent Massachusetts state employee benefits; a flexible, supportive work environment; and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
The Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is a public agency made up of a passionate group of transportation planners, analysts, modelers, programmers, and engineers working to address the Boston region’s transportation challenges. The agency’s deep transportation knowledge is an essential asset to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), regional transit authorities, cities and towns within the region, as well as other agencies and stakeholders.
The agency has a hybrid schedule, combining time in the office with remote work. Employees must reside within a commutable distance from the Central Transportation Planning Staff’s office, which is located in downtown Boston, in a transit-oriented and bicycle-friendly area.
Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. All employees are required to provide proof of the primary COVID-19 vaccine series and at least one booster.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the fiduciary agent to the Central Transportation Planning Staff and legally employs the staff. Both organizations are Equal Employment Opportunity employers that take pride in the diversity of their workforces and encourage all qualified persons to apply. MAPC participates in the E-Verify system to confirm employment eligibility.
How to Apply
This position is open until June 16, 2023, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via governmentjobs.com/careers/ctps or bostonmpo.org. Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit three references plus a sample of relevant writing or a work product.